|Thats me there, doing something other than operate a camera.|
If you're visiting this page I suspect you've been on a journey not much different than mine.
You might be using a different camera, live in a different location or be at a different place with your photographic art, but we share a lot of the same DNA as photographers.
So let me guess, you found a camera, started tinkering with it, decided that was fun, started to get the bug, became obsessed and threw yourself into it. You had some success, some failure, learned some technique and then things started to click. You found some photographic heroes. People you admired and emulated. You poured over YouTube videos, bought books and subscribed to online tutorials. You attended some workshops and rubbed shoulders with other people crazy enough to drag 20 pounds of camera gear with them at all times.
Wherever you are in your journey I've probably been there. Or I'm going there. It's not that we are all clones of each other but photographers are a funny sort. Predictable and totally random at the same time. Are we artists? Business people? Technicians? Service deliverers? Gear junkies?
And it's hard work to be all of those things, especially all at once.
I've gone through the early novelty phase. The gear obsession phase (OK it's still somewhat there). The using every filter and plugin available while editing phase. The starting a business and making it grow thing. I've had idols and people have idolized me (weird huh?). I've made some great photos and some really really bad ones. I've rubbed shoulders with some icons in the industry and learned just as much from the unknown retired portrait photographer and a dusty old Olympus OM.
This blog is about my journey. Wherever I'm at right now. I try and blog often, but I frequently fail. I do blog about gear, who doesn't? But I also like to write about my own personal journey as an artist, about the photography business and art and about the books I read. I may occasionally also drop things in about the other 'stuff' in my life that occupies my mind like running, becoming a vegan, getting healthy (losing weight), my family, my journey as a human being and other such things that distract me and fill my time.
I hope you enjoy visiting here. I'll try and write as often as I can and if you should find the time to leave comments or tell your friends about the blog I'd really appreciate it.